5 Songs, 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

She originally established herself as a YouTube influencer, but Queen Naija’s got a voice on her, too. The Michigan-born R&B singer balances delicacy and strength, and her self-titled debut EP splits the difference between heartbreak and flirtation. “Don’t get it twisted; I can play this game too,” Queen warns on breakthrough single “Medicine,” a deceptively sultry ode to revenge (and a response to the public dissolution of her marriage). But by the mellow “Butterflies,” she’s got eyes for someone new. And “Mama’s Hand” is a tender lullaby to her young son.

EDITORS’ NOTES

She originally established herself as a YouTube influencer, but Queen Naija’s got a voice on her, too. The Michigan-born R&B singer balances delicacy and strength, and her self-titled debut EP splits the difference between heartbreak and flirtation. “Don’t get it twisted; I can play this game too,” Queen warns on breakthrough single “Medicine,” a deceptively sultry ode to revenge (and a response to the public dissolution of her marriage). But by the mellow “Butterflies,” she’s got eyes for someone new. And “Mama’s Hand” is a tender lullaby to her young son.

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About Queen Naija

Raised in Ypsilanti, Michigan, R&B vocalist Queen Naija first became known as a contestant on multiple seasons of American Idol in the early 2010s. Following that, she became famous as an internet personality for her YouTube channel Chris & Queen. On the chanel, Naija (also known as Queen Sails) and her husband Chris Sails would post various humorous videos with an emphasis on elaborate pranks. At the very end of 2017, amid some serious relationship issues, she decided to focus on her music again and released the single "Medicine." ~ Fred Thomas

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Ypsilanti, MI

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